Ghana needs to embrace Open Distance Learning – Prof. Goski Alabi | General News 2018-06-27
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"Government must expand access to higher education in order to enhance the delivery of quality tutoring in tertiary institutions across the country, Consulting Vice Chancellor of the Laweh Open University, Professor Goski Alabi has reiterated. Despite having acknowledged that one of the major difficulties with deploying Open University in Ghana is the lack of training in digital education, she debunked the assertion that distance and open learning lack eminence. Prof. Goski Alabi assured that the mode of gaining knowledge through digital education, when done properly, makes it difficult to ‘cut corners.’ She explained, “the reason why it’s difficult to cut corners with this form of education is that it is very structured and standardized so that every week you know what is supposed to be taught and whether the lecturer has taught it or not, can be determined by the type of technological system made available.” Professor Alabi was speaking at a workshop on overview of Open and Distance Learning themed ‘Train the Trainer Induction Workshop.’ The event was jointly organized by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Regional Training Research Institute for Distance and Open Learning (RETRIDOL) National Open University of Nigeria...."